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Old 09-26-2020, 01:10 PM
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So these domes have shattered, look ugly, but has anyone proven the sound is really affected?
Sound quality is absolutely diminished with a damaged tweeter. I have heard it and confirmed it with measurements,
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:50 AM
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I broke a tweeter yesterday evening when remounting the grille.

I suppose it's best to change both tweeters or just the broken one ?
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Just replace the broken one.
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Ever get to the bottom of the mystery Ed? I'd hate to think that B&W just doesn't make durable tweeters for that particular model speaker.
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Sound quality is absolutely diminished with a damaged tweeter. I have heard it and confirmed it with measurements,
Would be most interested to see your measurements. Can you show us your "cards" please?
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It'd be cool to go forward instead, get the latest diamond D3 tweeter!
Got a part number for that? Do you know it fits? Cost?
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Would be most interested to see your measurements. Can you show us your "cards" please?
I used to work in the audio industry as an engineer and worked on all sorts of drivers- aluminum, Ti, Be and silk. A cracked/damaged tweeter will have high distortion and poor frequency response.
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:48 PM
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I used to work in the audio industry as an engineer and worked on all sorts of drivers- aluminum, Ti, Be and silk. A cracked/damaged tweeter will have high distortion and poor frequency response.
That makes sense, but here we are talking about the outside cone so I wonder if this is really like a cracked conventional tweeter which you are of course right about....
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Old 10-15-2020, 10:47 PM
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Maybe I’m not understanding something here but why would you think that a damaged cone would not affect sound quality? If it doesn’t, then why is it a part of the design? Not trying to start something, I’m just trying to understand the argument.
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That makes sense, but here we are talking about the outside cone so I wonder if this is really like a cracked conventional tweeter which you are of course right about....
I am not sure what you mean by the outside cone. The entire cone/dome is in motion so any damage to the diaphragm will impact performance since movement of the diaphragm will no longer be linear.
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